Walnut, almond and other nuts lower the cholesterol level in the blood. Walnuts that are rich in polyunsaturated fat acids help the vessels stay healthy.
According to information of The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States Department of Health, intake of 40 grams of nuts per day – including peanuts, pecan, almond, hazelnut, pignolia nut, pistachio nuts and walnuts – diminishes the risk of developing cardiac diseases to a significant extent. Just make sure that the nuts you are about to eat are not salted or sugar-covered.
All nuts are calorie-rich, and a handful will do nicely. To avoid taking many calories – that will result in putting on weight – replace foods with a high fat content with nuts. For example, a handful of walnuts or almond nuts will do perfectly in a salad instead of cheese and meat.